NORTHEAST CORRECTIONAL CENTER (NECC)
BOWLING GREEN, MO
First produced at the women's prison in 2016, this remarkable script, developed originally by the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, is a powerful, moving and funny adaptation of Orwell’s bestseller. It’s the story of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. This script, now optioned as a film, was granted for use in prisons through PPA by the Orwell Estate, who were interested in having incarcerated actors able to perform Orwell's classic.
“Each time I attend I learn more and am more convinced of the value of PPA.”
“The performance blew me away. Everyone’s skill, diction, projection, and commitment was incredible. I am so glad I came. I can’t wait for the next show.”
“I absolutely loved this program and have a way different perspective of inmates now. I loved the Q&A at the end. It was so impactful and even made me tear up.”
“Inspiring as always. So well done, and the way the cast supports and cares for each other is amazing.”